Top stories in gastroenterology: Vibrating capsule treats chronic idiopathic constipation, cannabis oil improves …

The most read story this week in gastroenterology was a report that showed a vibrating capsule effectively treated chronic idiopathic constipation.

Other popular stories included three reports from United European Gastroenterology Week: how cannabis oil improved Crohn’s symptoms, a link between microplastics in the gut and plastics pollution, and subcutaneous vedolizumab as a potential treatment for ulcerative colitis.

Rounding out the most popular gastroenterology stories of the week were details of how an artificial intelligence program allowed for real-time pathology of small polyps during colonoscopy screening. – by Janel Miller

Vibrating capsule effective for chronic idiopathic constipation

An orally administered, intraluminal capsule appeared effective for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation, according to research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. Read more.

Cannabis oil improves Crohn’s symptoms, quality of life, but not inflammatory markers

Using cannabidiol, researchers showed symptomatic and quality of life improvement, but using

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